Friday, October 12, 2012

Lovely inside and out.

I accidentally took the wrong pill this morning and as a result I was overly subdued for the first half of the day. It's the first time that I've ever done that and I had no idea what to expect, and as a matter of fact, I wasn't expecting anything at all. I realized soon enough that I couldn't get the show on the road in my usual upbeat way. I even started pondering the meaning of life and we certainly can't have that! I have no real desire to answer that question. Thank goodnes I realized it was only a matter of too many chemicals and all I had to do was wait for them to leave my system. 

The fact that I took the wrong pill does say something about my state of mind and the fact that I was preoccupied when I took it and had other things on my mind. I had just ordered a new mobile phone with a touch screen and a million Mbs. I was in need of one because I still had a very primitive one without a subscription and I missed one very much when I was in Emmen three weeks ago and practically incommunicado. The new one is going to be delivered tomorrow morning and I'll spend some time reading the instruction booklet because I'm a nerd and want to do these things right. 

I took a lovely nap this afternoon that was just long enough to reset all the controls. I still don't sleep that many hours at night and usually have to catch up about once a week or so in the afternoon.  As a result of that nap, I am now running late and should be fixing dinner and Tyke is looking at me as if he's trying to levitate me out of my chair and into the kitchen to peel the potatoes. He thinks dinnertime is the most exciting time of the day and I just can't imagine why. He is too short to counter surf so it must be the end result that he is interested in. 

I rarely get down but if I do I must remember "the unbearable lightness of being." I finally understand the title of that book although I had been catching rare glimpses of the meaning in the past. It is lightness with an ache in your heart but lightness nevertheless. When I think of it, I am instantly a light weight, downy feather floating in a soft breeze in the lazy afternoon sun.


Gail said...

I took the correct pill and am dragging anyway. May be the rainy day that makes me draggy today.

Wisewebwoman said...

"When I think of it, I am instantly a light weight, downy feather floating in a soft breeze in the lazy afternoon sun."

Love it. Yes we should wear the world like a loose garment.


Rob-bear said...

I remember taking one of my meds at the wrong time of day, and having a significant challenge of getting through the work day.

I survived; you have too. This is all good. But a reminder not to try that again.

Maggie May said...

Sometimes I get down and I don't take any pills at all but I think our circumstances have a lot to do with it.
I hope that the pill gets through your system without upsetting you too much.
Hope you have a good weekend.
It is watery sun here.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rudee said...

Medication errors happen even in the best of circumstances. A 7 day pill case with slots for the different times of the day may help, too. It's not easy keeping track of medications when you're on more than one. When I was sick a few years ago, I took different meds 4 times a day. I set the alarm on my phone for one I had to take at 4PM, because if I forgot and took it later, I couldn't sleep at night. Maybe your new phone can help you prevent another med error. Glad the effects were minor and short lived.